Jogging At Week 18

Wooooohooooo!The FLF Girls are gonna get a kick out of this:  Claretta started jogging!!  Really?  Seriously!!  Yup, it really wasn’t a planned thing, it just happened.  I decided to do my cardio walk around the lake near my house.  I dressed appropriately (no cute hair and no make up) and wore my favorite foundation – my Enell bra!  Saturday morning was beautiful and the air had a hint of coolness and my little dog looked really cute, so I decided to take him with me.  When I arrived, I noticed that there was some kind of running event going on, lots people and high school cheerleaders here and there.  I’m glad they didn’t care if me and Rio walked the track.  Crenshaw Lake is very small and I believe 1 lap is equal to 1 mile.  There were all these people walking/jogging by me and on the sidelines there were small groups of folks spurring their favorite runners on and of course, the cheerleaders in their cute little ponytails and short skirts and skinny bodies…anyway, they yelled for me too as I passed by, which made me laugh.  While I was on the back side of the lake, my body just decided to try to jog.  Mind you, I haven’t run anywhere in many years!  So, I decided to just try it to the next set of trees and I did it!  I walked for a little while then I did it again, just around the curve to the next curve.  Jalapena!  I did it!  I mean, I probably only jogged maybe 100 yards, but it was a start!

So Monday, I decided to just walk in my neighborhood, only this time I left Rio at home.  I wanted to try something a little more strenuous.  I walked/jogged for 37 minutes and accomplished 2 miles!  Way more jogging this time!!  Walked 10 driveways and jogged 6 driveways, that kind of thing.  Well, I’m happy about it, I know it’s just a start, but for me, that’s always the hardest part, just to start.  And, the next best part, I was all done by 8am.  Here’s a picture of my beautiful self jogging for the first time in many, many years!

Since I’m a contestant of Dr. Oz’s Transformation Nation Contest, this may help me get to my goal quicker.  I also know that jogging around with this much weight on my poor knees may not be such a great idea everyday.  So, I plan to take it slow and I’ll add in a little jogging into my routine now and again.  I’m just really proud of myself!   -Claretta

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About Lexy

40 years old, "stay at home mom" to 2 boys (ages 16 and 14), wife to a chiropractic kinesiologist! I love blogging and learning new ideas. I follow the Weight Watchers Points Plus program and enjoy working out. I have run 2 full 26.2 mile marathons and 3 half marathons... and many 10k and 5k's. I love taking BodyPump classes and lifting weights. Working out has always been fun for me, but I struggle with eating healthy. Blogging has introduced me to a world of healthy eaters... When I first started WW... I just wanted someone to tell me what to eat! I didn't like cooking and I am not the kind of person that can just throw things together. There are tons of ideas out there and I love finding new and fun ones that I feel like I am capable of making myself!

7 thoughts on “Jogging At Week 18

  1. Carman

    That is SOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME CLARETTA!!!!!!!!!! WAHOOOOOOO!!!! YEEHHHAAWWWWW!!!!! I am soooooooo happy for you and proud of you!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYY!!!!!!!! I’m doing my cheerleader kicks for you over here!!!!! Keep up the awesome work!!!!!! 😉

  2. Lexy

    I’m thinking she needs to put that sucker on and show us her high kick! Bet she looks adorable in her cheerleading outfit!!! 😉 Congrats Mom on your awesome accomplishments!! Pretty cool stuff! Looking forward to your first 5k!

  3. Carman

    bahahaha!! I still have my cheerleader uniform and I don’t even know if it fits the same! hmmmmmm- will have to try it on and see! 😉 hahaha I’ll be looking for a 5K after the first of the year for us to do together! 😉

  4. Dianne

    Cu…………Good job sister. You sound like you are serious. I am really proud of you. Come over and kick start my butt. Loven Ya So Much!


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